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Turin Castle Kilmaine County Mayo Ireland

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

The Castle has 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12) larger than most castles.

Castle Turin is situated in the ancient barony of Kilmaine surrounded by 16 acres of rich walled pasture land; it is well serviced with airports being 2 hours drive from Dublin Airport and 115km from Shannon Airport.

It is an ideal base for touring the West of Ireland and its many attractions, including the spectacular Cliffs of Moher which is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes drive. Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is a 2 hour drive.

The area abounds with natural beauty with the mountains and lakes of Connemara less than an hour away. Making it the perfect gateway to the Connamara National Park and the Aran Islands.

The nearest town is Balinrobe which is 8 km away offering a good selection of pubs and eateries. The picturesque village of Cong famous for the John Ford film ” The quiet man” and Ashford castle are also close by.

Keywords: Turin Castle Mayo is larger than most other self catering castles with luxury accommodation throughout. The castle is a unique romantic holiday, wedding, party and special occasion destination in Ireland providing luxury accommodation tranquillity and privacy in a restored castle with every modern convenience.

The castle is let on a weekly basis from Saturday to Saturday. It is also available to rent for a weekend from Friday to Sunday.

More Details

Castle Turin
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 March, 2017

About Castle Turin

We both have a keen interest in History and a love for old buildings. Brendan and I have long been collectors of antiques and militaria. We have both travelled extensivley and have enjoyed collecting the many interesting bits and pieces you will find at Turin Castle.

Castle Turin purchased this castle in 2007

Why Castle Turin chose Ireland

We have always had a great fondness for the West of Ireland. We saw the castle and were instantly captivated by the beauty of the area. We purchased the property in 2007 from a local man who had restored the property. The interior needed refurbishment so we set about employing the services of local trandesmen to upgrade the plumbing and electrics. There are 5 bedrooms at the castle and all the bedrooms are ensuite and heated by electric storage heaters, while both the great hall and top floor sitting rooms have wood burning stoves. We have collected many artifacts from around the world to make Castle Turin authentic but also comfortable. Mayo is truly a beautiful part of Ireland.

What makes this castle unique

Beautiful countryside, warm and friendly people. Ideal for fishing, site seeing and a great base for touring the West of Ireland.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Four couples from upstate New York and one from Leicestershire in England spent a week in Turin Castle, September 15th-22nd 2012. I intended to write a full glowing review, but the previous reviewers said it all. It would be hard to equal theirs. It was a once in a lifetime experience for us. The couple from England are of Irish heritage and are singers and musicians in the folk clubs there. Suffice it to say that we had some terrific traditional Irish songs in the Great Hall. We had a ceildh with Irish dancing and had a ball in the hall. It was just a wonderful week for all of us.
Sep 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle in County Mayo in Ireland

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms have a shower, wash hand basin and heated towel rails.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large room with queen bed en-suite toilet & shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Small double room with en-suite bathroom & shower
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Ground floor an ideal family room with toilet & shower room
    Sleeping Porch - 2 Double Bed , Ground floor recesses 2 very comfortable double matresses
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Small double room with en-suite toilet & shower
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , 4 poster bed with roll top bath. En-suite toilet & shower
  • There are 5 bedrooms all have a dedicated toilet and shower room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Turin Castle is larger than most self catering castles with luxurious accommodation throughout. Features include: ensuite bathrooms, heated towel rails, antique furniture, baronial hall. The castle is situated on 16 acres which includes a large patio and meadow garden. An ideal backdrop for weddings.


5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Turin Castle Kilmaine County Mayo Ireland
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Queen of Turin

  • 5 of 5

Turin Castle was my dream come true! The one thing that was a must for me to do in Ireland was live in a castle. Turin Castle was absolutely beautiful. The owners have gone above and beyond to make it comfortable and functional while staying true to the authenticity of the time period of the castle. The green fields surrounding the castle made it very private. We watched shooting stars from the top on our last night. Perfect! My niece had a banner made for me that said Queen of Turin. That is what I felt like my entire stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to post this review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at the castle and that it was a memorable holiday for you and your family. Best regards Brendan & Marnie
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Amazing place to have as home base while in Ireland

  • 5 of 5

I was shocked when looking for a place for a large family gathering in Ireland to find that there are restored castles for rent!! After looking at several we chose Turin. It has a great location, we easily drove to many fantastic sites in the area. (Arran Islands, the Burren, Bunratty) The little town of Cong and Ashford Castle are very close and offer a lot to do. We went to both many times. The castle itself is updated for comfort (without losing any authenticity) and each bedroom has it's own en suite bathroom which was fantastic. We slept 11 people of all ages very comfortably for two weeks. The kitchen is well equipped enough to easily cook for that many and the dining room easily accomodates a group that big. (there is a small grocery store a few minutes away in Kilmaine and a large one up the road in Ballinrobe). It also has a tiny wedding chapel, a garden and fields surrounding it that make it very peaceful, quiet and private. The surrounding country roads are quiet too and great for a walk. Lastly, the castle is white washed inside so it is quite bright even though the windows are fairly small. The only thing I would say is that toddlers and anyone with mobility issues would likely find the stairs too challenging. (Our group ranged from 5-72 and we had no problems) We loved it. It is like living inside a museum with no curators! I highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and for your kind comments. It was a pleasure to have to stay with us. Kind regards Brendan & Marnie
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Indianapolis, IN, USA


  • 5 of 5

Absolutely Beautiful! Turin Castle was everything we expected and more. The photos are acurate, but the castle is so much more amazing in person. Beautifully restored and maintained. Its obvious that love and care went into furnishing this place. You could spend days looking at everything. The view from the top of the castle is mesmorizing. The owners were amazing individuals. Very helpful and kind. They helped to make our wedding day a dream come true. They took care of all the arrangements for the ceremony area, all we did was show up with flowers in hand. They know the history of the castle and all the details of the area around it. They were able to recommend places to go in the surrounding areas as well. Kilmaine and Ballinrobe are a short drive away with great little restaurants. Having a car is best to get around this area, but the owners provide information for local drivers as well. I recommend this place to anyone who wants a quiet or romantic stay in the beautiful scenic West of Ireland. Beautiful people with beautiful places to see. We will return to Turin Castle one day, thats for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both so much for this lovely review it really means a lot to us. We were delighted to be part of your wedding and help make your day a special one. It was a pleasure meeting you and your families. Every good wish to you both for the future and we do hope we see you again. Kind regards Brendan & Marnie
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midcoast Maine, USA


  • 5 of 5

The best part of our trip around Ireland. Loved the location and the peaceful surrounding. M&B were kind enough to meet us as we arrived and gave a wonderful tour of the castle and its history. Can't put into words how special Turin Castle is to us and our family who stayed with us.

Thank you again. xoxo

Alison and John

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted you and your family enjoyed your stay at the castle. Best regards Brendan & Marnie
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Pittsburgh, PA USA

First Trip to Ireland

  • 5 of 5

We loved it!!! This was my first trip to Ireland and I visited with two of my sisters, a friend and my great nephew and I wanted to stay in an authentic Irish castle and I got my wish! It was magical, romantic, well maintained, very authentic and medieval looking. The bedrooms made you feel like a queen! Ballinrobe was a nearby town that we visited often for dinner and shopping. The horses out back were beautiful and we had such fun feeding them in the morning and visiting with them during the day. Harry made sure that we had everything we needed and would check on us periodically since we were all women. I have promised my two sons to return in a few years and have them experience this wonderful castle! Thank you Marnie and Brendan!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim, thank you so much for your kind comments and posting this review. We are delighted you and your family enjoyed the castle and your time in Ireland. We look forward to welcoming you and your family again. All best wishes Brendan & Marnie
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Westport House & Country Park
Nearest Airport
160 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Kilmaine Village
Nearest Ferry
129 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Turin Castle
Car: necessary

The beautiful village of Cong is nearby which is home to Ashford Castle. The surrounding area has many woodland walks, fishing and falconry. Afternoon tea or dinner at Ashford Castle is a must.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday castle in County Mayo, Europe

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low Season
8 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
6 May 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
5 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Peak (weekend rate)
7 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas & New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £421.46

Electricty charged as used.

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